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Chicago Flower & Garden Show

March 20 – March 24, 2019 / Festival Hall 

The Second City. The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. Whatever the name or title, Chicago is much more than a headline or destination. It’s the melting pot of the Midwest and where the Ferris wheel took its first spin. A place where skyscrapers make the view, improv shows reign and hotdogs are served ketchup-less. If you haven’t caught our drift, we’re saying that Chicago is unlike any other.

“FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On,” has the creators of Chicago Flower & Garden Show gardens interpreting the unique role of flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday March 20th through Sunday, March 24th at Navy Pier.

The five-day event featured 21 life-sized gardens that you could walk through, daily seminars, DIY workshops and a bustling marketplace. Perfect for families, gardening veterans and newbies, the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show was an event filled with hands-on experiences and non-stop fun. So join us again next March as we continue to inspire, motivate and educate visitors of all ages with

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Evening in Bloom 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s Charity Preview Benefit, with MC Candace Jordan.

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Navy Pier is proud to host Evening in Bloom, the charity preview benefit of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Evening in Bloom is reinventing itself as part of the 2019 Show theme FLOWERTALES – with new experiences aligning flowers, food and fashion.

An experience like no other… Upwards of 1,000 VIP attendees will behold the Midwest’s iconic Chicago Flower & Garden Show in all its grandeur the evening before it opens to the public!

From the Garden to the Catwalk

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show will present Hort Couture, a high energy floral fashion show, with proceeds benefitting Bernie’s Book Bank & The Get Growing Foundation, featuring garments made with plants and flowers.

Hort Couture spotlights the spectacular talents of Chicago’s leading floral designers, fashion designers and landscape artists as they draw inspiration from the flower show to create breathtaking garments and accessories made in part from plants, flowers and natural materials. Don’t miss out on this incredible evening of fashion and fundraising!

Join MC Candace Jordan

Candace Jordan writes the Candid Candace column for the Chicago Tribune. She’s a media personality and an award-winning host of CandidCandaceTV. She has appeared on three of Chicago’s top 100 lists – 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans, 100 Women Making a Difference and 100 Women of Influence – and was named a Chicago Personal Brand. With the column she writes for the Tribune, her Chicago Now blog and her own blog, CandidCandace.com, she has her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Windy City and beyond.

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Tickets to Evening in Bloom may be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show: Flowertales
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show returns in 2019 with “FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On!,” featuring life-sized gardens, how-to workshops, instructional seminars and much more.

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Navy Pier is proud to host the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. In the sequel to “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell”, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show returns in 2019 with “FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On!” and includes an expanded show with more than 700 plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas, veggies and more, a new plant variety display will be presented by the National Garden Bureau—PLUS an all-new floor plan designed by the IL Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects!

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Show Features

At the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, local landscape designers, builders and suppliers will create realistic solutions within feature landscapes and garden vignette displays that inspire and demonstrate to attendees the possibilities for their own gardens, yards or balconies. Creators will interpret the unique role flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Festival Halls A & B at Navy Pier.

In addition to the inspiring landscapes and garden vignettes, the show features:

  • The Get Growing Education Series – A continued focus on educational, interactive workshops and seminars by leading industry professionals – Including the very popular POTTING PARTY the container garden make & take workshop — sign up when you arrive 4-workshops daily
  • Garden Gourmet Stage – Culinary demonstrations by top Chefs
  • Kids Activity Garden – FREE Hands-on fun and learning for future gardeners – plus a live butterfly exhibit and animals from the Racine Zoo
  • Horticulture Photography Competition – A judged exhibit by more than 150 amateur photographers
  • Tablescapes Exhibit – Cutting-edge ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers
  • The Home & Garden Marketplace – A shopper’s paradise with exhibitors of green-industry and related goods and services
  • Regional Cake Decorating Competition – The region’s top bakers will compete and design awe-inspiring cakes – Sunday, March 24
  • Evening in Bloom – a charity VIP preview event that provides a sneak peek of the Flower & Garden Show prior to opening to the public. Flowers, Food & Fashion! Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Tickets available soon!

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Plan Your Visit


10am – 8pm Daily

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Tickets are on sale now at chicagoflower.com. See website to book group tickets for parties of 15 or more. 

Adult Anytime: $20
Includes single-day admission (Wednesday-Sunday)

Spring Fling: $10
Includes single-evening admission March 20-23 (4-8 pm)

Child Anytime: $5
Includes single-day admission for ages 4-12

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